Privacy Policy

PubGrade is committed to the protection of your personal data. We will process your personal data in compliance with applicable data protection provisions. Hereinafter we wish to provide you with an overview of how we ensure protection of your personal data and inform you about the types of personal data we process, as well as the respective purpose and scope. We also explain your rights as a data subject and how you may contact us.


I.          Controller/Contact

Controller, according to the applicable data protection law, is

   PubGrade GmbH
   Schloss-Rahe-Str. 15
   52072 Aachen

   Phone: +49 (0)241 9367 2513
   Fax: +49 (0)241 9367 2525

   Trade Register HRB Aachen 18183
   Managing Directors: Philipp Eckerle, Alexander Golubowitsch


For any questions related to the processing of your Personal Data by PubGrade or regarding general data protection issues please reach out to us using the contact details above.


II.         Your Rights as a data subject

 Every data subject has the following rights:

  • right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • right to rectification of inaccurate data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • right to restriction of processing of personal data (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority (Art. 77 GDPR)


You may object to the processing of personal data for marketing purposes, including the analysis of customer data or the transfer of data to third parties for marketing purposes, at any time without stating reasons.

Moreover, every data subject has a general right to object (cf. Art. 21, para. 1 GDPR). In such cases, respective reasons must be stated for the objection to the data processing. To the extent the data processing is carried out on the basis of consent, your consent can be revoked at any time with future effect. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.


III.        Processing of personal data by PubGrade

We want to give you an overview on how we assure the protection of your personal data when accessing our website and which data we process for which purposes and to what extent.


 1.         Data processing – Accessing our websites – Log files

When accessing our website, information of general nature will be processed. That information (server log files) contains, e.g., the type of web browser, used operating system, your Internet Service Provider’s domain name etc. Furthermore, your IP address is transferred and used to offer our website services. Transmission of this information is technically required to return and render website content you request via your browser.

According to our IT security concept, log file data will be stored for a duration of 30 days, e.g. to monitor and be able to analyze attacks on our website. The legal basis is Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, letter f GDPR.


2.         Data processing – Using our websites – Your contact requests

If you send us a request by email or our contact form, we will process your data to reply to your request. The period the data is stored and the legal basis depend on the individual purposes.


3.         Data processing – Using our website – Scheduling a call
Certain interactive elements on our website give you the option to book a time slot for a conversation with PubGrade staff using a service called Calendly. Before you actively decide to use Calendly for the purpose of arranging a call, no personal data will be exchanged with them, e.g., during the normal browsing of our website. The legal basis for this data processing and transfer is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a GDPR. Alternatively, you can always use our contact form to ask a question or arrange a call.


4.         Data processing – Using our website – Newsletter registration
In order to stay informed about PubGrade’s services, you have the option to sign-up for our newsletters. You can do this by either submitting the specific newsletter registration form at the bottom of each page on our website, or opt-in by ticking an extra box on our contact form. To enable delivery of and reporting on our newsletters, we use a service provider called MailChimp, which will receive copies of your personal data in the course. The legal basis for this data processing and transfer is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a GDPR.

5.         Data processing – Accessing Partner websites

a)         Data Collection and Use
In cooperation with website publishers and advertisers, PubGrade uses its own and Google DoubleClick technology to perform its services. Any statements regarding our website in this Privacy Policy, if applicable, also apply to how we handle data collected on our partners’ websites. Purpose of the integration of our technology into partner websites is the management of advertising inventory, delivery of and reporting on advertising campaigns, and measurement of campaign efficiency. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, letter f GDPR.

Use of Google DoubleClick
We have configured third-party systems by Google DoubleClick not to drop cookies, and we continuously monitor developments to stay compliant in our use of their technology.

Please note that in the context of our usage of Google DoubleClick technology, data processing outside the European Union/the European Economic Area may occur. Google has accepted the provisions of the EU-US Privacy Shield: We have no influence on how the data is handled and further used by Google. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, letter f GDPR.

b)        Data entered by users on Partner websites
PubGrade does not deliberately collect or store personal data from e.g., contact, login or registration forms on partner websites.

6.         Notes on data security
We have implemented technical and operational security measures on our website to protect the personal data stored by us against unauthorized access by third parties, loss or misuse, and to ensure safe data transfers.
We must advise you, however, that owing to the structure of the internet, unwarranted access by third parties may occur whenever you transfer data. It is therefore also your responsibility to protect your data against misuse by using encryption or other appropriate safeguards. Without appropriate security measures, transmitted data might be read by third parties; this applies in particular to unencrypted data, even if sent via email.


IV.       Our Cookie directive

Our public websites do not currently drop or read any cookies.

1.         Cookies that are indispensable for the use of our platforms
Session cookies help to make our site more secure, e.g., by ensuring safe login and sessions within the PubGrade Platform for a restricted period of time. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f GDPR.


Updates to this Policy

PubGrade reserves the right to publish updates to this Privacy Policy. The most recent version of this Policy can be reviewed online at
Last Policy Update: 2023-06-28